About this Speaker
Culture Change Innovator & Multimedia Storyteller
Mallika Dutt wakes leaders up to our interconnected truth and inspires us to question our current paradigms. She provides us with approaches and tools to strategically shake up and re-envision the world. Mallika has honed this approach through decades of experience leading culture change in entrepreneurial, nonprofit, and philanthropic fields. Her unique methodology combines ancient wisdom, contemplative practices, and social justice activism. The result? Connection and transformation.
As a strategic innovator, Mallika has pioneered effective approaches for social change through the founding of several nonprofits, including Breakthrough and Sakhi for South Asian Women. She has also provided transformational leadership in her roles as a Program Officer for Human Rights and Social Justice at the Ford Foundation’s New Delhi Office, the Director of the Norman Foundation, and the Associate Director of the Center for Women’s Global Leadership at Rutgers University.
Now, Mallika leverages her experience as a changemaker to catalyze a new, interconnected leadership, through program design, facilitation, public speaking, and coaching. Her intersectional methodology incorporates creative and contemplative approaches, including: narrative strategy, storytelling, somatic embodiment, energy medicine, yoga and mindfulness practices.
A recipient of multiple awards, she received the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship in 2016. Mallika has served on several boards and committees and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. A graduate of NYU Law School and Columbia University’s School of International Affairs, Mallika began her career as an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton. She is also the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from her undergraduate college, Mount Holyoke.
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